Testimonials (unsolicited) (excerpts, for brevity)
Just a quick note to say that I have been delighted with the Wine Stat product I purchased years ago! We inherited a refrigerator from an estate and as a scientist I thought: “I wonder if someone makes a programmable rheostat designed to turn a refrigerator into a wine cooler and save myself $100’s compared to the so-called ‘wine-coolers’?'” A quick search revealed the Wine Stat II and I decided it was right for us. It performed flawlessly for 7 years until recently, but it owed me nothing because of the money I’d saved. So I sent you an email asking about buying another one. I was pleasantly shocked when I received a reply within minutes of my inquiry, and was told that if I shipped you the unit you would repair it for free, even though the Warranty had expired! All in all, the product and service means to me that you win my “award” for the company of at least the decade. I love competence and you certainly have proven yours.
Thank you again for providing a perfect alternative to very expensive wine coolers for those of us who store wine in the basement or garage and don’t need to impress anyone. What a magnificent product and service you provide!
– Rob DW, PhD, Kalamazoo, MI
“Bill and his products are fantastic. We would not be able to achieve our desired result without our Wine-Stat. We’ve owned the same unit for 22 years, and it’s a life-saver. Customer service is top tier as well.
Our highest recommendation!”
– Victor Abascal, Winemaker/Owner
Vines on the Marycrest, Paso Robles, CA
“When I first stumbled across Wine-Stat, it was an ‘aha!’ moment for me. It just made sense. Instead of spending oodles of cash on expensive wine refrigerators, Wine-Stat let me reuse an inexpensive refrigerator to store my wines at the perfect temperature. It’s worked flawlessly for 15 years, and when I had an issue, they resolved it immediately with no fuss!
Highly, highly recommend you check them out.”
-Ben K., Piedmont, CA
“This is my second Wine-Stat II, the first one has served me well and is going strong. Thanks so much for a great product and service!”
-James W., McKinney, TX
“You have a great product and better than excellent customer service! My cellar is just right temp now and I hope to get another 10 years service out of this new a/c. Add me again to your list of very satisfied customers.”
-Jerry Reid, Sherman, TX
“Wow, what a FANTASTIC product this Wine-Stat is!! Such an inexpensive unit keeping around $2,000 worth of wine at the ideal temperature! Perfect! Thanks so much!”
– Richard Nunamaker, Cedaredge, CO
“Believe it or not, my original Wine-Stat is still working strong after 12 years. I just decided to purchase a back-up in case the one I have ever breaks down. In this way, I will not have a gap in optimal wine storage temperatures.
What a great and dependable product you are selling! I have recommended the same to many, and will continue to do so. My 1970’s vintage fridge is still going strong, which I suspect is partly attributed to the Wine-Stat keeping the refrigerator operation at a minimal capacity, and therefore preserving it.
Keep up the great work and customer service!”
– George Papachristu – Florida
“I have been very happy with the Wine-Stat (Ed.: purchased June 1999). I originally purchased it so I could control the temperature of a refrigerator I was using to brew sake. It worked very well for that. Currently I am using it to keep the chocolate my partner and I make at a very comfortable and safe 60 degrees. …There are a lot of beer-making sites who could use your temperature controller (Ed.: some are already) because I do not think that anyone makes a controller as good as yours….”
– Robert Spano – Los Angeles, CA
“I have been using Wine-Stat since 1999. It has worked perfectly. It is such a great alternative to expensive wine storage units that I now have three Wine-Stat units protecting almost two hundred bottles of wine in three separate storage units. I purchased my first Wine-Stat in 1999 and then in 2005 I purchased my second Wine-Stat. I recently purchased my third, as my wine collection has grown again. I have saved so much money using these Wine-Stat units that I was able to use the money to buy more wine! Why pay $1,000 plus for a storage unit when I can spend less than $200 for a Wine-Stat unit, and then spend the $800 saved on wine to put in it?
I personally recommend Wine-Stat.”
– Christopher, Fullerton, CA
“I am very satisfied with your Wine Stat system. And the customer service is UNREAL… it is so good! The product and the customer service provided elevate your company on a top level in the business scale… you guys are great.”
– Philippe Marconi, Miami
“WOW – your product has been keeping my wine at 55 degrees for nearly a decade!… Not only was it an inexpensive, but highly effective means of storing wine a decade ago, but when something went wrong, you guys sent a replacement part right away!… Great product. I wish you many more decades of success!”
– Brian Hughes, Sykesville, MD
“It would be my honor for you to use this in your testimonials… I am a happy customer and repeatedly extol the virtues of the Wine-Stat. I especially like to relate your response to my query from several years ago about the benefit of inserting the probe in an air-filled bottle vs. a liquid-filled bottle.”
– Gregory Frank, PhD, Mountain View
“I AM your biggest fan and can’t get enough of your product (I have THREE of them).
We’ll be delighted to promote it in Florida and nationwide via our website: www.winetalk.com !”
– Serge Birbrair, Florida
“I am a very satisfied Wine-Stat user, (since 1995). So satisfied, in fact, that I referred a friend to your product and to all information on your website. Just spoke to him yesterday, he is enthusiastic about it, and has just purchased or is about to purchase it… he lives in Sonoma. Thought you’d like to know.” (Ed.: He purchased it…)
– Bill Knox, Napa
“I am extremely happy with my new WINE-STAT. … The added feature for room air conditioners has kept my unit from freezing up. As I live in a very humid climate (in the summer) this has been a great help. The cost of the WINE-STAT is very reasonable for the value it brings. It saved me hundreds of dollars.”
– Andrew Stark
“We sure love our Wine-Stats. This will be our Third!! Thanks so much for making this product, it’s great.”
– Cindy Eyer
“I bought a WINE-STAT in 1996 at the beginning of my love affair with wine. … Except as noted below, the device has functioned perfectly since its purchase. On Friday afternoon (8/2), I noticed that the temperature had risen to 58 degrees, indicating that the WINE-STAT was not functioning correctly. Upon calling the company, they were able to correctly diagnose the problem and overnight a temp. probe to me with instructions on installing the new probe. The fridge was again functioning perfectly by the morning of 8/4.
The usual disclaimer — I am not affiliated with the company who makes the WINE-STAT, other than as a happy customer who received great service. 🙂 ”
– Howard Marc Spector (Posted 8/5/02 on various wine sites)
“I have been using my Wine-Stat for almost 3 years without a problem at all. I love it! … To be quite honest the product exceeded my expectations.”
– David Hensley
“I got the WINE-STAT as a Christmas gift from my wife. … IT’S GREAT!!!! It was so easy to set up and get going. …now I can buy better wines and know they won’t be ruined in my old “under the steps” in my basement…”
– Dave Stempel
“I am the proud owner of a WINE-STAT. It works great.”
– Dino Rajadhyaksha
“It is refreshing to work with a company that is interested in their product’s performance after it is delivered. …keep up the good work!”
– Dave Templeton
“I have been extremely happy with the Wine-Stat I bought from you last summer. The controller works extremely well with my upright freezer… the system barely cycles at all.”
– Jayson Cohen
“I have a 250 bottle Wine Storage unit whose cooler died. The manufacturer wanted $670 to refurbish the cooler unit or $950 for a new one. I was able to use a small 5,000 BTU room air conditioner with a Wine-Stat to accomplish beautiful cooling, far better than I had before. The cost was less than 1/2 of the cost of refurbishing my old cooling unit… Thanks for your advice and your excellent product.”
– Kenneth Beer
“We have the WINE-STAT up and running. IT’S GREAT. Thank you for a wonderful gadget!”
– Felisa Johnson
“As you know, I used your original WINE-STAT (circa 1985, ed.) for four or five years, and was very happy with its operation and with your helpful advice and quick response the one time I needed your help. Now that I have upgraded to your new units, I am even happier yet. My three units are operating very reliably… I keep the (valuable) wines in Florida, under conditions that get extremely hot in summer; I can tell you that I feel great knowing that your WINE-STATS are in control. I truly feel a sense of ease and confidence… I wish you well-deserved success.”
– Dr. Kermit Halperin
“My WINE-STAT works absolutely perfectly. …I am just delighted – Thank you.”
– Roger Curwin
“I bought mine in early ’95 and it works flawlessly. Now that old refrigerator, which my wife wanted to get rid of, serves a very valuable function. …The Wine-Stat unit continues to work very well…always reassuring. I don’t know why everyone who doesn’t have $4,000 to spend on a nice wine storage unit does not buy one. Maybe people assume that there’s a catch or that it’s too good to be true…”
– Tim Caire
“Thank you for all the help and ‘more than fair’ way you treat your customers. Your WINE-STAT is a must for every collector who wants to keep their wine at a perfect temperature.”
– Richard Williams
“I want you to know that I am extremely satisfied with my recent Wine-Stat purchase…it maintains a constant temperature in my old refrigerator and has saved me over $1000… Thanks again and keep up the good work.”
– George P., Florida
“Just a note to let you know I’ve received your “Wine-Stat” and am ecstatic over having found a solution to storing 30 bottles of wine in my New York apartment for about half the cost of other options… Your unit is performing flawlessly and was so simple to set up – an inspired work of creativity, my good fellow!”
– Joseph B., New York
“I am writing to inform you of how pleased I am with the “Wine-Stat”. …As I am just starting out, the “Wine-Stat” is an excellent device for the new collector, and is working very well for me. My old refrigerator is now an affordable wine cellar…”
– Ed H., New York
“Genius dudes… I recently purchased one of your gizmos and am very pleased. I stuck in on an old fridge and immediately had a 100 bottle cellar! …I am no rocket scientist, but I now have a cellar that regulates the temp right at 55… Thanks again!”
– James Christian
“I’d like to reiterate to you how pleased I am with my Wine-Stat that I purchased about a year ago (1995, ed.). …I was somewhat skeptical about a mechanism that would maintain my refrigerator at the correct temperature for my wine collection. I have been so pleasantly surprised with the constant, accurate temperature that the Wine-Stat has maintained! … I look forward to receiving my second Wine-Stat and would like, again, to extend my thanks for your exceptional product.”
– Ellen Callamari
“Just to let you know that the digital Wine-Stat we got from you with the freezer option is working great… thanks.”
– John Marcus
And so forth… more on file. Need we say more?